Lindum Books is a relatively new bookshop situated in the beautiful city of Lincoln. Just off the castle square and overlooked by the wonderful Catherdral, it is one of the many independent bookshops that makes our city unique.
After a gruelling climb up Steep Hill (and it’s called that for a very good reason), with maybe a stop at one of the tea shops, or the neighbouring ice-cream parlour, it’s a joy to walk into Lindum Books.
This is a ‘real’ bookshop, with a wonderful selection of both new and second-hand books. The staff are friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. It’s clear that they are true book lovers and will happily chat about books and authors that they recommend.
There’s also a charming children’s selection, and while the shop is not huge by any means, the dedicated children’s corner is welcoming and fun.
Pop up the winding staircase and you have a wealth of second-hand books to choose from, and, if you can’t quite decide, there’s a lovely window seat and comfy armchair to make your decision that little bit easier.
Lindum Books really is at the heart of the community, and their programme of book events is vast. I recently attended their Joanne Harris event; she’s long been one of my favourite authors. I’ve also had an afternoon tea with Jessie Burton (author of The Miniaturist and The Muse), and the bookshop works closely with other venues including The Collection Museum and The Drill Hall.
This bookshop was much needed in Lincoln and they’ve created so much more than just a shop. It’s a hub for book lovers’ and a welcoming place for those who mis that personal touch. It’s my favourite bookshop!
About Lindum Books
Telephone: 01522 262374
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